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In “I Love You, Man” Peter Klaven is engaged and planning his wedding when he realizes he has no good male friends. He needs a best man so he searches for a man who he can befriend and therefore use as a best man.
On Saturday, I was able to watch the much anticipated Divergent in theaters starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James. It’s funny because the timing was impeccable for me. I recently started reading the dystopian novel “1984” and I found striking resemblances between the two works of art. *Warning, may contain spoilers*
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Recently I was rejected from two out of my four college choices and wait-listed to another, and it sucked. Having never been denied anything in my life, I was completely destroyed upon hearing this news, unable to comprehend what I had just heard. It dawned on me that out of all the colleges I had applied to, I was only left one, which was coincidentally enough, my back up choice. It sucks having to rely on your back up. It means that you sold yourself at such a high price and now you have to deal with the realization that you’re not even worth as much as you thought.
As we say goodbye to high school and welcome the rest of our lives, it seems that there are so many possibilities available. Hundreds of great colleges offer a wide range of education from the humanities to the sciences. There is something for everyone. However, finding what you’re passionate about isn’t easy. I’ve been indecisive lately and not really sure of what I want to be. I’d like to find my passion just as the lawyers at Pearson Specter have found theirs.
As we begin to read George Orwell’s 1984 in class, the ideas of dystopian societies and the unknown future have become extremely popular topics in my group of friends. The science fiction genre (my favorite movie genre) is home to hundreds of these kinds of movies and it is obvious why: they are bleak, yet exciting, stories of how technology, idealism, and the human condition are all intertwined like some sort of chaotic mess. Personally, one of my favorite dystopian movies is Spielberg’s Minority Report, where in the future, a special police unit is able to arrest criminals before they commit their crimes, a process known as predictive policing. In the movie, John Anderton, an officer of the special unit, is accused of a future murder of a man he has never met before. What makes Minority Report such an amazing film is how accurate it is in its prediction of the future.
In 1984, the citizens of the totalitarian society constantly have to look over their shoulders.
Have you ever had that moment when you’re watching a movie or a TV show and out of nowhere it references something else that you’ve just learned or that you’re currently reading? This happened to me the other day and it was literally one of the most fantastic feelings that I’ve ever had the pleasure of feeling. The feeling is placed on the awesome scale somewhere between finding money on the ground and realizing you don’t have school the next day. In my case, I was watching Percy Jackson’s King Kong the other day and it made the most beautiful reference to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Upon hearing it, I soon realized that the connections between King Kong and Heart of Darkness were everywhere. This is a post about that amazing reference.